This short video, “Time to Activate,” succinctly makes the case for afterschool STEM with colorful and engaging animation. Show it during presentations and events, share it on social media, or post it to your own website!

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For PBS NewsHour, special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports on afterschool STEM at a program in Rhode Island. The feature shows, the low-stakes, fun environment offers time for exploration when resources or hands-on activities may be in short supply during school hours, and can help sustain interest as classes get harder.

This video and supporting document are the first resources in a series from the Citizen Science Association sharing how citizen science offers youth and educators unique opportunities to observe and explore the world through authentic research experiences.

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Post, pin or tweet. Share these infographics and help spread the word about STEM and afterschool.


Share the research on the demand, need, and support for afterschool programs with these infographics from the Afterschool Alliance's America After 3PM survey. Loolking for even more to share? Check out the Afterschool Alliance page on the many ways #AfterschoolWorks for more infographics and videos.

Presentation Slides

Every time you give a presentation, you have a chance to improve public understanding of and increase support for afterschool STEM. This slide deck isn’t meant to be delivered beginning to end. Rather, it’s a collection of individual slides you can sprinkle into your own talk. Pilfer at will!

PowerPoint Slides

Media Guidance

For all communications, online or in print, photos help tell a story. Too often, people don’t have a clear understanding of what engaging, hands-on STEM looks like—meaning they don’t fully understand the power of afterschool STEM. This guide will provide tips for using photos and videos in your communications, including selecting and taking photos, crafting captions and accompanying social media, as well as how to best capture afterschool STEM on video.

Framing with Visuals Guide